It’s going to be the #BestSummerEver with BookSparks’ 6th Annual Summer Reading Challenge. We are bringing back some of our all-time favorite (aka BEST!) authors from past SRCs who have highly-anticiapted NEW books out this summer (we get these hot books first, so YOU get them first!). Taylor Jenkins Reid? Mary Kubica? Megan Abbott? Check!

Our #BestSummerEver also includes our first-ever repeat host, back by popular demand, Emily Giffin with her new novel, and features an incredible lineup of some of the other BEST books of Summer 2016. Reese Witherspoon has her hands all over All is Not Forgotten, and so do we! Camille Perri’s The Assistants is not for your bosses’ eyes, but we’ve got it for you! And more! 

An added bonus this year? Our first-ever Instagram Ambassador who is taking our BookSparks #BestSummerEver #SRC2016 and ‘gramming the heck out of these hot summer books, all summer long, complete with a super fun IG Challenge for you. Who did we select for our first ever IG host? @BookBaristas of course (‘cause #BestEver). 


It’s going to be  the #BestSummerEver with BookSparks and we want YOU to read along with us.  

So, since Summer is all about relaxing with your favorite things, we’ve got our summer divided up into best summer boxes: sweet treats, beach days, backyard BBQs, carnivals and best of all, BOOKS! With 18 weeks of reading and 20 different books, we’ve got your summer reading covered. On top of the best books of summer, we’ve got monthly giveaways and grand prizes plus some super secret treats to make this the #BestSummerEver, #BestSRCEver, #SRC2016.



Editors: BookSparks KNOWS summer reading. For the sixth year in a row, we are owning summer reading with the best lineup of books that your readers will love. We make it easy for you to recommend these new books to your readers as part of your summer reading coverage. Contact Crystal Patriarche at or call 480.650.1688 for galleys, author interviews and content inquiries. We want to make this your #BestSummerEver, too, so let us handle your summer reading coverage.

Bloggers: Please sign up for the Blog Tours by month: May, June, July, August. Check out the instructions on how you can participate in the challenge here. *You are not guaranteed spots. Our SRC is the most popular campaign of the year. If you are not selected for publicity copies, you can still participate by buying the books and then posting along. You can then still be entered to win the amazing prizes all summer long! Please read this special note for our beloved bloggers.

Book Lovers: Travel along with us by purchasing the books, reading them, and then tagging us in your posts to win prizes all summer long. Check out the instructions to participate in the challenge here.

Brands:Want to join in on the #BestSummerEver fun? We are working with brands and influencers to share our best picks for summer! Email for more information on how we can partner!

RSVP: Be sure to RSVP on the official Facebook event page and share the news with your friends! We’ll be offering special giveaways just to our event page, so be sure to RSVP for the #BestSummerEver, #BestSRCEver #SRC2016.


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Popsicles, cotton candy, triple-scooped ice cream cones – summertime is all about stealing a few moments with delicious sweet treats and delectable reads. Kick the summer off with a sweet love story by Emily Giffin, travel to sunny Los Angeles in The House of Bradbury or head to Manhattan and dive into the life of Tina Fontana in The Assistants. Still craving another treat? Try Sheila Grinell’s book Appetite for a sweet and sour story. Then, curl up for the weekend with the suspenseful new book from Mary Kubica.

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Barbecues, sweet tea and reminiscing with family and friends makes for the best summer memories. Before the weather gets too hot, we’re taking this month to hang in the backyard with these afternoon reads. Get lost in the life of a young and hungry 25-year-old in Lisa Henthorn’s 25 Senseread Taylor Jenkins Reid’s highly anticipated book One True Loves (just be sure to pack some tissues) or enjoy Stephanie Clifford’s thrilling New York Times bestselling novel Everybody RiseWhile both Polly Dugan and Steena Holmes novels will have you believing in the warmth of love, these five reads might just give you the urge to start your very own backyard book club!

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It’s the middle of summer and the sun is here to stay, which also means we’re getting ready for palm trees, salty air and ocean breezes, a.k.a the beach! While you spend the rest of the month on a somewhat sandy towel covered in sunscreen and tanning oil, we’ve got four books to keep you entertained. Stay hot with Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus’s new novel So Close or cool down with Wendy Walker‘s haunting (and optioned by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Pacific Standard) book All is Not Forgotten. Reminisce on the first few months of summer with Karma Brown’s second novel The Choices We Make  or enjoy a “breathless rollercoaster of a novel” with Megan Abbott’s You Will Know MeWe know you won’t be able to put any of these books down and will breeze through them so you will love our bonus book for this month! Liz Egan, author of A Window Opens and Glamour books editor, calls it “a poignant page-turner” – it’s Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer

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It’s the last month of summer and trust us, we know how depressing that sounds. So why not end out the best three months of the year with a bang? Literally…we mean fireworks, ferris wheels and maybe even a churro (or three!). Author of the Mango Seasons, Amulya Malladi brings us her newest novel A House for Happy Mothers while Dete Meserve also brings us her second novel, Perfectly Good Crime. Enjoy The Lucidity Project’s Caribbean dream world or even end your summer with an inspiring novel by Renee Carlino. Dying for one more hot read before the summer ends? Don’t forget our bonus book this month, Clear to Lift by Anne A. Wilson!

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